D’oh! The Onion names Kim Jong Un ‘sexiest man alive’; Korean, Chinese news sites fall for it

Oh, China’s state-run media! Propaganda is hard! The satirical magazine, The Onion, ran a piece naming the dictator “sexiest man alive.”  China’s Communist Party news site totally ran with it. As fact.

No, really.

You really can’t make this stuff up.

Oh, our aching sides! Hey, remember when Stephanie Cutter cited the propaganda agency as a “must read?” And Joe “Gaffetastic” Biden then also embraced the Chinese propaganda? Good times, good times!

It gets better: A Korean news outlet reports it as fact as well.

From Korea Times:

The Onion has announce that North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, 29, has officially been named the newspaper’s Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2012.

“With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true,” the paper reported.

Officially! Reported! Stop, we can’t take much more.


Sadly, or hilariously, these news sites were not alone.

Oh, dear. Bless.

Oh, Twitter will remember. For a long time to come. Thanks for the long-term giggles, state-run mouthpiece!


  • McCabe

    I think women are just attracted to his hair.

  • spot_the_dog

    Once matchmaker.com names Kim Jong Un & Sandra Fluke “Couple of the Year” and they elope to Ecuador where Julian Assange will be named named Information Minister for Life I’ll be ready to close out 2012.

  • TwitWit

    I bet Obama is pissed.

  • Jack Deth

    What idiocy!

    But then again, who ever said today’s ‘Journalists’ were or even had to be smart?

    Bring forth both The Giant Rock of Shame AND The Cone of Shame!
    (Apologies to the Stone Cutters of ‘The Simpsons’ and dogs of ‘Up!’)

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    you know, …..that’s it…laughing too hard.

  • BeeKaaay

    Someone is going to be shot tonight.

  • BeeKaaay

    Someone is going to be shot tonight.